Posts in the ‘Bling’ Category

Handmade Charms

Monday, June 11th, 2012



What a wonderful message for new graduates! We should all live in the moment and be thankful for every day we have with our family and friends. Arlyn, the designer behind One Life Jewelry, reminds us all to: “Take notice. Focus. Be aware. Be grateful. For this too, shall pass. To live in the moment is awakening. It is humbling. It is liberating.” I love this message and think it is a good one to keep close to your heart.


Have you ever wished you lived a more fearless life? This ‘Fearless‘ charm can remind you of your personal desire to just go for it. These pretty charms are great summer accessories for women of all ages. At One Life Jewelry you will also find some wonderful mom jewelry to show off your kids’ names and initials, or she can create a custom charm with your favorite message on it too.

The Giving Keys

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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When you purchase a custom made key necklace from The Giving Keys you are asked to give it away at some point to a person who you feel needs the message on the key. It will hopefully travel from keeper to keeper, collecting stories and inspiring people. I love that each and everyone of them is different and every key has its own story to tell. You select a word that is meaningful to you and they will take care of the rest. The Giving Keys employs homeless women and men to create these wonderful one of a kind charms. These jobs help them unlock the opportunity to get off the streets and lead a better life. It is amazing to read the stories on their website, and hear first hand how these keys have made a transformational impact on people’s lives.

Stella & Dot SALE

Monday, May 21st, 2012


Looking to kick off summer with some new accessories? Who said you can’t look cute while you shuffle your kids to summer camp. Luckily Stella & Dot is here with a great sale and many styles are even 50% off. Love that! This 50″ necklace of champagne glass pearls interlaced in tonal grosgrain ribbon is only $24. It is a simple way to dress up your white t-shirt and jeans. I have a very similar necklace in black and I get compliments on it everywhere I go. It is nice and light too which I like.


Feel like you are the only mom who doesn’t wear her children’s initials or names around your neck? It seems to be trend that is not going out of style anytime soon. Luckily these initial charms (available in both gold and silver) are also on sale at Stella & Dot. Mix them up with other cute charms for a wonderful summer necklace you can wear day and night.  They also make wonderful, very affordable gifts. Shop today and pick out some accessories that celebrities love. Happy Shopping!

Fairytale Jubilee

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012


With the Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee official celebration just a month away, it is time to break out gorgeous royal wedding worthy hats and fascinators for everyone in the family to wear. When only the finest will do, you must visit the FairytaleJubilee shop on Etsy for the most exquisite designs for children. With a quick turn of the hat, your daughter will instantly become a little princess.



I was first introduced to FairytaleJubilee yesterday and have spent the last 24 hours in awe of their remarkable designs. The women behind FairytaleJubilee are owner and designer (and busy mom) Alisha Aiken Collin and the seamstress is Patricia Roper. For the Queen’s jubilee, your daughter’s birthday, a wedding, or even just for fun – these one of a kind creations will become treasures your little girl will cherish. And while you are there you will undoubtedly notice the fabulous handmade dresses too!

Giving credit where credit is due (and very well deserved): I was reading the Plush Little Baby blog where Tonya Coleman had a fun feature on an ‘April Showers’ birthday party. In one of the photos was the most gorgeous dress on a little girl that happened to be a designed dress by FairytaleJubilee – which led me to their Etsy shop. The top photo (of the baby in the headband) was taken by Lori Waddell Photography and the photo of the little girl in the tea hat was taken by April Estes with Reflective Images Photography.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Friday, April 27th, 2012

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It is that time of year again – Mother’s Day. I think moms everywhere deserve a special month, not just a single day, but I guess we will take what we can get. I have compiled the Sweet Peas & Stilettos 2012 Mother’s Day Gift Guide – a list of fun and fabulous Mother’s Day gifts in a wide range of prices. A little something for everyone… I hope you find the perfect gift for your mom, your grandmother and your mother-in-law. At the very least,I hope these ideas help inspire you to find just the perfect gift for everyone special in your family. Happy Shopping!

Stella & Dot Sale

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012


Looking for a fabulous piece of jewelry to give to your mom this Mother’s Day? Stella & Dot is offering 25% off their La Coco Collection in honor of Mother’s Day. These cool chains will be a great accessory you or your mom can wear all year long. I think I am going to order this one for myself.


Everyone loves these sweet ‘mom’ charms. Stella & Dot’s Signature Mom Charm is available in both silver or gold and can hang from a necklace or bangle. So many options! They are very affordable too.


I am a sucker for bold, colorful beaded necklaces. I own many and wear them often! I always get compliments when I wear my multi strand red beads. It is the easiest way to pull together a simple outfit and a little color around the face always helps you look and feel bright and cheery. This La Coco Rope Necklace is also available in turquoise and black too.

Just remember….to ensure delivery by Mother’s Day via standard shipping all orders must be placed by May 6th.

Saks Fifth Avenue Sale

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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Just wanted you to know about the great sale going on at Saks Fifth Avenue. Happy Shopping!

Altruette Charm Bracelets

Friday, February 24th, 2012


How gorgeous and utterly fabulous is this charm bracelet? Love it love it love it! So here is the scoop. I was reading Maria Shriver’s site (which I also love) and I read this great article by Julie Schlosser and Lee Clifford, two former Fortune Magazine journalists who left their day jobs to start Altruette, a line of jewelry that raises money and awareness for non-profits. The article reminded me a little of my own adventures of starting a company.  As an added twist to their story both Julie and Jane got pregnant in the midst of launching their company. Can you imagine? Holy cow.

This wonderful charm bracelet has a unique philanthropic twist: each charm represents a different non-profit organization, which receives a substantial portion of every sale. How cool is that? In addition to the spectacular shopping I must admit I was in awe reading about these non-profit organizations and the variety of unique services they provide. Check out their site to learn about these inspiring organizations.


So yes, you too can look good and do good in 2012…yeah!

My New J. Crew Necklace

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

I popped into J. Crew on the way home from the office today and immediately fell in love with (and of course proceeded to purchase) this super funky necklace. It is the perfect mix of sparkle and my favorite colors made into cool resin beads. What’s not to love! I just checked on the J. Crew website so I could give you the link but it doesn’t look like it is available online right now. This fabulous Orbit Necklace is kind of similar and it is super cool too. Every girl deserves a little bling to start off the new year…

Lulu Frost Bangles

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Lulu Frost for J Crew Deco Bangle
At 11 o’clock last night I finally got myself tucked into bed. In lieu of a book, I had a stack of catalogs to flip through before I turned out the light. I opened the latest J. Crew catalog and there on page 051 was a gorgeous tall stack of these Lulu Frost for J. Crew bangles.

LuLu Frost for J Crew thin bangle

My immediate thought was simple, “I need all of them!” These fabulous resin bangles come in many rich colors and the glass crystals add the perfect hint of deco glamour. A perfect way to add a hint of color to your fall wardrobe.